Love is in the Air! Valentine’s Day Planning

By: Toni Cunningham | January 8, 2013

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The most pointless, er… I mean romantic, “holiday” of the year. While you could remind your honey that you love him or her the other 364 days of the year, why not shower them with lavish gifts and affection on just the 14th of February?

A nice, fancy dinner should do the trick, and several Metro Detroit restaurants are featuring special Valentine’s Day menus for your dining pleasure.

‘Love is on the menu’ at 5ive, 44045 Five Mile Rd., Plymouth, where you and your significant other can enjoy a champagne toast and four-course meal for $60 a pop. There are quite a variety of entrees to choose from. You’ll be topping off your meal with a piece of warm chocolate cake with a chili chocolate marshmallow center. While every other day of the year you might order your own dessert, this Valentine’s Day special insists you share the love (and one piece of cake). Fortunately, you can use your own fork.

Big Rock Chophouse, 245 S. Eton St., Birmingham, will feature a Valentine’s Day dinner menu Thursday, February 14 through Saturday, February 16. Which is good news, fellas, in case you don’t do things right on the actual day—you’ve got two more chances to impress. The menu features three different courses for $40/person.

You’ve probably been to the Majestic Theatre to take in a show, but how about the Majestic Café? The restaurant, located at 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit, is featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu for two, which includes a starter, salad, entrée, and dessert for $80/couple.

If you and your love are fans of the Food Network, head to Wolfgang Puck Steak, 1777 Third St., Detroit, inside the MGM Grand. The prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu features a first course, second course, family style side dishes and dessert for $65/person. After your meal, head inside the casino where you can gamble away that money you’ve been saving up to, ya know, put a ring on it.

You’ll surely have a lovely, romantic dinner at any of the aforementioned establishments. But it just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a heartfelt card with someone else’s sentiment in it, now would it?

And remember, whatever you do, under no circumstances should you gift a female with a toaster, a treadmill, or anything else that suggests she should cook for you or exercise more often. How do you keep yourself from sleeping on the couch, you ask? Just be thoughtful. Ladies, you aren’t off the hook on this one either. That means no gifting your fella with a spa gift card for two, a dog that will fit in your purse, or anything else that will directly benefit you.

I think both genders can agree that as long as there’s a little effort shown on this divine holiday, that’s all that matters.

Happy Valentine’s Day!